MOTHER's Farm Equipment: Homemade Tractor Accessories

The third installment of MOTHER's mini-tractor series features homemade tractor accessories including three-point hitch, a hydraulic lift and a power takeoff system.



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[1] The optional power takeoff is driven by the tractor's secondary power shaft.
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[2] Our homebuilt scrape blade—which will be featured in a future issue—can really dig in and do the job.
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[3] The hydraulic pump runs off the enging shaft.
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[4] Even though the lift system adds to our tractor's overall cost, it's a real work-saver and fits the vehicle well.
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[5] The hydraulically controlled three-point hitch.
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Diagram: Tractor three-point hitch.
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Diagram: Tractor hydraulic system.
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